Hilltop Park – 2351 Dawson Avenue, Signal Hill
Colorado Lagoon – 5119 E. Colorado Street, Long Beach
El Dorado Nature Center – 7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach
The El Dorado Nature Center offers many spots with picnic benches. You can picnic next to the water and watch the turtles or find a more remote, quiet spot for an intimate picnic. Wherever you choose, you’re sure to get some sunlight and a glimpse of nature. Be sure to make a stop across the street to El Dorado Park as well. There is a large duck pond where the kids can feed the ducks.
Balboa Peninsula Park – 100 Main Street, Newport Beach
If you’re looking for a drive and want to get out of Long Beach for a bit, Balboa Peninsula Park is a great spot for a picnic. It’s less than an hour away and you can cruise down PCH for the whole drive. Once you’re there enjoy the ocean views, picnic benches, and the beach playground for the kids.
Shoreline Aquatic Park – 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Enjoy views of the Queen Mary and Shoreline Village in this gorgeous spot. Plus, if you’re not one for packing your own picnic lunch, you can cheat and get take out from one of Shoreline Village’s many restaurants. Parking can get crowded in this area but packing up your backpack and riding your bike over is a great option.
Bluff Park – 2500 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
The best part about having a picnic at Bluff Park is the incredible ocean views you’ll get. When you’re doing eating you can opt for a walk down the bike path, or down the bluff if you don’t want to get sandy. Telescopes line the bluff as well so you can look at Catalina up close or see if you spot any whales or dolphins.
Mother’s Beach – 5839 E. Appian Way, Long Beach
Averill Park – 1300 S. Dodson Avenue, San Pedro
If you need a walk after your picnic you can choose from one of many walkways in this scenic, tree-filled park. The kids will love feeding the ducks at the pond as well. This is another great option for you if you’re looking to get out of town for a bit and enjoy a quiet afternoon getaway.
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